Fort Worth Marathon FAQ

What are the prizes for completing the race?  

 All finishers receive medals (belt buckles)

Do registrants get anything for registering early for the Marathon?  

Yes, you will receive a T-shirt

Is the Fort Worth Marathon a Boston Qualifier?  

Yes - USATF Certification # TX18108LAB - Fort Worth, TX


NO. There are no official pacers or pace groups.  

Only bikers that go out with the lead runner and a biker that follows the last runner of each group.

Where and when can I pick-up my race packet?  

Packet Pickup Information:

Saturday, November 7, 2020, 10 am - 5pm
Sunday, November 8, 2020, one hour before each race start

The Shack At Panther Island
395 Purcey Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76102

Will there be an Expo? What time does it open?  

No, the Expo has been cancelled for 2020.

What's the temperature and humidity at that time of year?  

It’ll be about 50F (possibly upper 40’s) at start, and low 70s by race finish. Dress in layers.

What kind of surface will the marathoners be running on?  

While the official (and faster) route is mostly on the concrete Trinity Trails, for about 80-85% of the course, there is an option to run on the crushed limestone path that runs parallel  to it that is the runner’s preference (the distance is the same).

What % of the course has shade?  

The majority of the course is unshaded (along the river) but we generally have cool weather in November. 

How many aid stations are located on the course and at what mile markers?  

There are 6-7 aid stations (which are each hit twice for the Full Marathon)

Do all of the aid stations have porta-potties, and are there multiple porta potties at each aid station?  

Yes there are several porta-potties on the course (with toilet paper).

How spectator friendly is the course?  

There will be 2 cheer areas along the course (Cheer Maps) one at Tilly Bridge off of Forest Park and across the street from Hoffbrau on University Dr. You can bring portable chairs along the finish line area.

What time does the race start?  

Walkers for Full course at 6 am - The water stops will not have water until after 7 am. If you start at 6 am be prepared and bring your own water.
Full Marathon 7 am
20 miler 7:30 am
Half 8 am

Will there be a gear check?  

Yes, Parking is at the Start/Finish line. You can leave your gear in your car and check your key before the race. There is also bag drop at mile 5 marker. Your belongings will be sorted and tagged. You’ll collect them at Panther Island Pavilion after the race. We’ll have security watching over them.

Is there a time limit on the marathon?  

Course closes at 1 PM.

Will there be winner certificates?  

Yes, they will be downloadable from the Past Events page.

Will there be flavor electrolytes for the marathon?  

Yes, G2 Gatorade

Are Ipods/headphones allowed on the course?  

Headphones are permitted as the course is on the trail; however, we strongly recommend keeping one ear free so that you can remain alerted to cyclists and other runners as it is an open trail.

Will there be a lost and found?  

Yes at bag and key drop location at Panther Island Shack.

If my t-shirt doesn't fit, can I exchange them?  

Yes shirts can be exchanged after all racers have registered and received their shirts. We want to make sure everyone gets the shirt size they asked for when they registered.

Will there be race photographers for the marathon?  

Yes. Movin’ Pictures will be providing photography for the race. You may visit their website http://www.movin-pictures.com.


Sorry no strollers allowed, it is for your own safety. The course is to narrow with the amount of runners we have.

I signed up for a race but now want to upgrade or downgrade, Or I Want A Refund. Can I do that?  

Refunds, Transfers/Deferrals, and Race Changes:

Please visit fwmarathon.athlete360.com to view our Refunds, Transfers/Deferrals, and Race Changes policy and/or to request one if within the allowed time-frame.

You can register the day of the race?  

Yes $125 cash, check or card.

What does the marathon benefit?  

How do I donate? The Run Like A Cheetah kids program. We fight Childhood Obesity. Donations can be made by check, made out to Run Like A Cheetah. Sent to the office 5358 W. Vickery Blvd Fort Worth, TX 76107.